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Pasta Puttanesca

This is one of my family’s very favorite pasta sauce. It’s very simple to make and tastes fantastic. I love the salty flavors of the kalamata olives, capers and anchovies paired with the sweet roasted tomatoes and balsamic vinegar....

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Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinegar

This is one of our family’s very favorite side dishes. It goes with any protein and is incredibly easy to make. Roasting tomatoes makes them extra sweet and juicy. I simply roast them with a bit of olive oil,...

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Turkey, Swiss and Vegetable Sandwich

I was craving a healthy lunch filled with fruits and vegetables. I had some turkey, low fat Swiss cheese and loads of veggies in the fridge so I decided to make a tasty sandwich filled with good things. This...

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

I had some lean ground beef that I needed to use up. I Googled ground beef recipes and kept coming up with salisbury steak. I used to love those frozen dinners in the tin tray when I was a...

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Roasted Vegetable Medley

We were leaving town for the weekend and I needed to use up the vegetables in my refrigerator. I grabbed the fennel, zucchini, squash, onion, green beans and asparagus. I roasted the fennel and onion for 30 minutes then...

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Pasta e Fagioli

My husband was out for the evening so my friend and her son came over for dinner. Since it was a cold and rainy day, I was in the mood for a hearty Italian soup. I found a Cooking...

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Crispy Crackling Cookies

My son gave me a pretty little package he made at preschool for Valentines Day. It was a cookie starter kit that his teacher helped him make. I forgot all about the starter kit until I found it in...

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

If you read my blog you know that I love roasting vegetables. I decided to roast sweet potatoes with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. The house smelled amazing while they roasted. They were simple to make and tasted...

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Meatloaf

My mom’s meatloaf was a favorite of mine growing up. I loved eating it hot from the oven and then in sandwiches the next day. I have only made a few changes to my mom’s original recipe. I always...

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Black Bean, Green Chile and Sharp Cheddar Baked Flautas

Okay, so I love Mexican food – can you tell? I was going to make chicken baked flautas but I got very lazy and decided black bean and green chile would work great. They were extremely easy to make...